Taylor (plaintiff/petitioner) sued Stille (defendant) for injuries he sustained in a collision between them. Taylor alleged that Stille was driving while intoxicated at the time of the accident, that he is an alcoholic with a habit of driving while intoxicated, and that he previously caused a serious accident while driving drunk. Taylor claimed that Stille acted with a conscious disregard for Taylor’s safety, and sought both compensatory and punitive damages. The Superior Court granted Stille’s motion to dismiss Taylor’s claim for punitive damages. Taylor seeks a writ of mandamus from this court reinstating his punitive damages claim.